Roads & Construction

Published January 22, 2019

TROY — Although motorists got a break from driving on snow-covered streets during the first weeks of winter, city crews stayed busy.

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Published January 22, 2019

TROY — Single-digit temperatures followed by daytime warming Jan. 21 made for the perfect storm of potholes along Interstate 75 in Troy.

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Published January 16, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — With Interstate 696 open in both directions, drivers are breathing a sigh of relief as more than six months of lane closures and detours came to an end.

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Published January 15, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Roadwork may still be months away from starting, but Grosse Pointe City officials are already preparing for 2019 construction.

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Published January 15, 2019

BERKLEY — Coolidge Highway is on its way to seeing a major change in a few months. The Berkley City Council unanimously passed a resolution at its Jan. 7 meeting supporting an evaluation for a lane reduction on the major roadway, from four lanes to two with a middle left-turn lane, bike lanes and additional parking, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads.

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Published January 8, 2019

BERKLEY — A 15-year-old boy was taken to the hospital last month after being hit by a vehicle in the crosswalk at the same intersection where a 14-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle at the end of October. The crosswalk is now closed.

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Published January 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Congestion will be coming to 14 Mile Road, as water main work is slated to begin this month and construction, including resurfacing of the road, will last throughout 2019.

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Published January 4, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A federally funded project to rehabilitate a half-mile of Martin Road on the western city limits has been changed to a reconstruction project.

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Published December 19, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a permanent reminder of a former landmark, the Gratiot Drive In, and some of those with fond memories of the drive-in were on hand for a dedication ceremony Dec. 18.

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Published December 19, 2018

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Winter in Michigan always means one thing: snow. Each city has its own policies and procedures for clearing the snow, and officials in Eastpointe and Roseville want residents to be aware of how their community handles winter storms.

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Published December 14, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The 115-foot-tall sign that marked the entrance of the Gratiot Drive In was an iconic Roseville landmark until it was torn down in 1984. Now the sign is being commemorated in conjunction with the celebration of the city’s 60th anniversary.

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Published December 14, 2018

Crews wrapped up preliminary work on segment two of the Interstate 75 modernization project — spanning from Coolidge Highway to 13 Mile Road — Dec. 14, one day ahead of schedule. 

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Published December 11, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A recent water main break in Clinton Township eventually led to a mini sinkhole.

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Published December 11, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — It’s too chilly for a block party, so the chatter about the traffic signal started online: on the Nextdoor app, actually. Neighbors were expressing concerns about the timing of the light at the intersection of Maple Road and Eton Street, which runs underneath a train trestle. The complaints largely centered on the traffic congestion at the light, particularly since the new Whole Foods Market opened there last year.

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Published November 27, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Garfield Road is one step closer to being extended for a three-mile stretch.

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Published November 27, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Public Works Office has received a $3.5 million offer for a parcel of land on the northwest corner of M-59 (Hall Road) and Garfield Road.

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Published November 26, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The temperatures are dropping and the ground is getting ready to freeze for the season, which means it’s time to haul the orange barrels away until next year.

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Published November 16, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A plan for improved pedestrian and cyclist safety is a step closer for Maire Elementary School. Last month, Grosse Pointe City Manager Pete Dame said the Michigan Department of Transportation informed the city that state officials had given conditional approval for the plan, which is slated to receive nearly $90,000 in Safe Routes to School funding.

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Published November 15, 2018

C&G Newspapers

SOUTHFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — While driving along westbound Interstate 696 to southbound Interstate 275 in Farmington Hills, Trooper Vicki Moreau DeVries Memorial Highway is bound to catch one’s attention.

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Published November 15, 2018

WARREN — Going, going, not-quite-gone, but definitely getting there was a good way to describe Michigan’s mid-November weather this year. Those words could also apply to the state of the orange barrels along Mound Road in Warren, where crews were working to finish a variety of “heavy maintenance” repairs between Interstate 696 and 13 Mile Road.

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